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Three Dead, Four Injured in Houthi Missile Attack on a Bulker


Following a fatal attack by Houthi rebels that reportedly claimed the lives of at least three mariners and injured four others aboard the ship True Confidence, the Seafarers International Union and the Maritime Trades Department issued the joint statement that appears below.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation also posted a statement HERE.

Details about the attack are covered in a post by Maritime Executive HERE.

SIU-MTD Statement

The SIU and the MTD vehemently condemn the heinous and senseless attacks perpetrated by the Houthi forces that have led to the tragic loss of precious lives among our brave seafarers. This appalling act of violence not only strikes at the heart of humanity but also directly targets those individuals who contribute tirelessly to the global economy, fostering international trade and connections.

The deplorable nature of these attacks leaves us with a profound sense of outrage. The men and women who navigate the world’s waters, often in challenging conditions, deserve to do so without the threat of violence. The deliberate targeting of seafarers not only endangers the lives of those on board but also jeopardizes the essential maritime infrastructure upon which the global economy relies.

In this time of grief and anger, our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the fallen seafarers. Their loss is not only a personal tragedy but a stark reminder of the urgent need for the international community to unite against such acts of violence. We call upon governments, trade organizations, and individuals worldwide to condemn these attacks in the strongest terms and to take decisive action to prevent further loss of innocent lives.

It is imperative that the perpetrators of these atrocities be held accountable for their actions, and we urge the international community to work collaboratively to ensure justice is served. Now, more than ever, it is crucial for nations to stand together in solidarity against acts of terror that threaten the safety and security of those who contribute to the interconnected world.

We stand united with our fellow seafarers in expressing our outrage at these reprehensible acts and reiterate our commitment to promoting peace, security, and justice for all.

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